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Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
to the 15th during computer science education week. >> the idea is to get a one-hour basic introduction to the field that is sort of behind this veil of mystery, this veil that separates the average person from the mark zuckerburg. >> reporter: to help educators introduce the topic to students, code.org has compiled a range of lessons. mark zuckerburg may not draw them in, but angry birds might. >> each level you progress through the game you're learning a little bit more how computer science works. >> reporter: westboro middle school in south san francisco is one of 10,000 schools across the globe planning to participate. >> gets them really to understand how to go about doing certain tasks and understanding the benefits of technology. >> reporter: hour of code is backed by dozens of tech companies and luminaries like twitter co-founder jack dorsey and bill gates. >> i wrote a program that played ticktacktoe. >> reporter: file sharing service dropbox is donating storage for the event. ceo drew howston hopes students get as hooked on coding as he did. >> my dad showed me ho
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
a little less trendy. ities number one word of 2013 is science. there was a 176% increase in searches for science on its website. >>> well, truly free credit scores are coming. a number of credit card companies are going to be offering monthly reports along with your bill. if you think you already know your credit score, you may be surprised. on the consumerwatch, julie watts explains what you think is a fico score may actually be a fake-o score. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: it seems everyone is trying to cash in. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: claiming to give it to you for free. but what you may not know is the credit score you get here isn't the one the lender actually looks at. >> to know exactly where you stand, it's better to get a fico score than a fake-o score. >> reporter: he calls the scores you get from sites like these fake-o scores generated by credit unions. they are not the proprietary fico scores used to determine the consumer's interest rate for over 80% of all loans. and rideout says the two scores are rarely the same. for instance, my fico score is actually 14 poin
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
fresno it takes science to combat the freezing temperatures and save nearly half a million dollars in crops. farmers burned hundreds of cardboard bins filled with peach pits creating heat that fans disperse over the trees. the chill in the air certainly is putting people in the mood for the holiday. >> chief meteorologist paul deanno in walnut creek where people are trying to ride it out. >> reporter: everybody has the jacket on. we are about two hours away from the holiday festival of lights. there's going to be a tree lighting to my right a couple blocks down. we are talking cold though. walnut creek you scratched and clawed your way to 50 for a high. this is where we are now at the kpix 5 mobile weather lab. 47.6 degrees. by the time we finish the 6:00 newscast we'll be around 40. we are under a freeze warning again tonight. nearly as cold this morning as -- or will be tomorrow. widespread medical 20s to low 30s once again and teens once again in the north bay where you had 16 degrees this morning in healdsburg and napa. video to show you of the icy morning lots of frost. maybe it
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
separates the average person from the mark zu ckerberg. >> this is computer science education week and it doesn't take a fancy computer to learn. there's tutorials that can be done online. >>> well some of americas most talented people were honored last night. >> singers with the body of work spanning decades were awarded in front of the president and the first lady. well that performance was in honor of carlos santana. could listen to that all day, he along with billy joel were recognized at the kennedy center honors event in washington d.c. president obama saluted the honorees. the show will air on the 29th on kpix5. >>> 4:56 right now. four u.s. presidents are headed to south africa to celebrate the life of fell san monday dell a. we'll have more on the special ceremonies planned for this week coming up. >>> just up, i'm bundled three layers down. >> people all over the bay area are shivering this morning, there's a freeze warning in effect through the day. >>> storms came out of know where. it just hit us. honestly. >> it hit us and then i'm slipping and sliding. >> commuters a
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
have an understanding that this product at an early age will lead them to science. goldieblox created a sensation all over the world when the company promoted a promo using the beastie boys song "girls." after a brief legal battle with the band over the song's rights, the company has changed the video. but the toy remains a hot seller headed into the holidays. >> debbie sterling joins us this morning. good morning, debbie. >> good morning. >> you were one of the few women in your engineering class at stanford. you have an engineering degree from stanford. how did this help you come up with this toy? >> it's one of the fastest grows jobs in the u.s. we frankly need more girls and women. i found research that girls start interest as young as age 8. i wanted to go in there with a toy that would spark them at a young age. >> why do you think toys will have an influence? >> toys are influential in helping us to decide what we want to be when when he grgrow . when girls are inundated with toys and princesses and dolls, not that they don't have fun with that, but they'll have innovative, too.
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
lake may have existed on the planet. the science journal says the nasa curiosity rover made the discovery in a large crater. for decades, scientists have known there was p water on mars, but now they know it could have been fresh water to sustain life. scientists say the lake existed more than 3 and a half billion years ago. >> if there were little green men on mars, now we know they weren't thirsty. >> that's right. then it got really cold and the water went away. >> yeah. i thought the opposite was happening, that we were doing the global warming thing. we could use a little bit of that. >> reporter: temperatures in record low for the bay area. we look live over the beautifully lit up embarcadero. 40degrees at concord. san francisco has 49. san jose 45. p santa rosa it is 40. it's going to go south from there. santa rosa will get down to low to mid 20s tonight. no surprise. freeze warning again. through 9:00 a.m. tuesday for the entire bay area except for the city, temperatures will range from the low 20s to the mid 30s. you always need to protect the plants. tomorrow, we will
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
the practice. it call comes down to science. knows his stuff.he says releasing commercially grown butterflys into the wild is wrong. , "i' notion or >> reporter: it's a tradition that has been around for years, releasing butterflies for special events, especially weddings. leo o'brien studies butterflies. >> reporter: he says commercially releasing them into the wild is wrong. >> i'm trying to shut down the motion or the impulse that these are party favors for any event. that's really the crux. >> reporter: the monarch butterflies are not endangered, not protected, not in short supply. monarch farming as it is called is a multimillion dollar national business. >> they are wildlife. they are not things. >> reporter: the san francisco commission on the environment is considering a proposal to ban butterfly releases in the city. >> the commercial release of butterflies really offsets some of the scientific research that folks are doing to try to monitor and to keep an effective count on what the native specious looks like. >> reporter: monarch papers say they don't breed, they are st
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
clara, the magnolia science academy, where the principal tells me they will be celebrating the computer science education week next week, well a pretty chilly day below freezing in the morning and only a high of 50 weather school is out in santa clara at the magnolia science academy tomorrow. tomorrow we have a big ridge of high pressure off to the west just feeding in that arctic air. the jet stream is dipping as far south as mexico. over the next couple of days we'll see the jet stream continue to be to the south. we'll be on the cold side of things and then see a little area of low pressure swing by to our north and west. as that happens, we'll get a chance of showers. but not just rain showers. in the north bay, friday night the snow level will drop all the way down to 1,000 feet. and gradually climb back to about 2500 feet by saturday morning. bottom line, many of our higher hilltops that's you mount diablo, you mount hamilton, that's you mount tam even may see a little bit of white when the sun comes out on saturday morning and saturday afternoon. so what to expect? tonig
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
existed on the red planet. science journal says the nasa curiosity rover made the discovery in a large crater. for decades though scientists have known there was water on mars but now they know it could have been fresh water to sustain life. the lake existed more than 3.5 billion years ago. >>> speaking of space a youngster from colorado is now on a mission to save nasa. >> 6-year-old conner johnson started a petition on the white house website after he found out about funding caughts to the -- cuts to the space program. if too many are made his dream of becoming an astronaut could be crushed. >> well, i would be very sad. nasa's mostly the only space station -- space company i've known for a very long time. >> the petition already has more than 8,000 signatures. 100,000 signatures are needed to get a response from the white house. >>> 4:56 right now. the search for six family members missing in northern nevada grows more desperate by the minute. the challenges facing rescuers and their families. >> and today, the world says good-bye to nelson mandela. and even through the rain south a
CBS
Dec 1, 2013 7:00pm PST
science fiction. it's not. >> rose: wow! >> bezos: this is early. this is still years away. it drops the package. >> rose: and there's the package. >> bezos: you come and get your package. and we can do half-hour delivery. >> rose: half-hour delivery? >> bezos: half-hour delivery, and we can carry objects, we think, up to five pounds, which covers 86% of the items that we deliver. >> rose: and what is the range between the fulfillment center and where you can do this within 30 minutes. >> bezos: these generations of vehicles, it could be a ten-mile radius from a fulfillment center. so, in urban areas, you could actually cover very significant portions of the population. and so, it won't work for everything; you know, we're not going to deliver kayaks or table saws this way. these are electric motors, so this is all electric. it's very green, it's better than driving trucks around. this is all an r&d project. >> rose: with drones, there's somebody sitting somewhere in front of a screen. >> bezos: not these; these are autonomous. so you give them instructions of which gps coordinates t
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
science. american teens did not make the top 20. so we were surprised today to learn that the chinese are going to try something revolutionary. they're cutting back on home work. we asked seth doane to find out why. >> reporter: who's happy about not having home work? the reaction from these second graders was not surprising. a resounding show of support. the proposed changes means students in grades one through three would not be assigned home work. those in grades four through six would have less than an hour of home work a day. liu xiaojing teaches kindergarten in beijing's elementary school. "not giving home work leads more space for kids to grow" she told us. "students can develop freely and do what they enjoy doing." >> we can read books. >> reporter: ten-year-old daisey told us she might dance or draw. while 12-year-old charlie had something else in mind. >> playing football or playing basketball with my classmates. >> reporter: china puts heavy emphasis on standardize tests which prizes memorization over creativity. under the new proposals, those would be eliminated in lower g
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
. is now ranked 31st in math 24th in science, and 21st in reading. the assessment is based on a worldwide test taken last year by 6,000 american 15-year-olds. the test results show no improvement by u.s. students over the past decade. >>> time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" says the number of banks in the united states are at their lowest level since the great depression. federally insured banks shrank to about 6900 in the third quarter, from a high of about 18,000. many smaller banks merged or simply collapsed. but overall bank deposits and assets are growing. >>> the "detroit free press" says a judge rules this morning on whether to allow the city's bankruptcy to proceed. about $18 billion in debt and liabilities must be dealt with. >> "the new york times" looks at soaring hospital charges. a day spent as an inpatient at an american hospital costs an average of more than $4,000. that is five times the cost in many other modern countries. a single stitch can cost $500. >> the new new hampshire union leader looks at a medical technician s
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
the vehicle. i know this looks like science fiction. it's not. >> wow. >> this is early. this is still years away. drops the package. >> there's the package. >> you come and get your package. >> we can do half hour delivery and we can carry objects up to 5 pounds which covers 86% of the items deliver. >> what's the range of the fulfillment center -- >> they could be a 10-mile radius from the center. it could cover vary yaus areas of the population. it won't deliver everything. these are electric motors, so this is all electric. it's very green. better than driving trucks around. this is all an r & d project. >> with drones there's somebody sitting in front of a screen. >> not these. they're autonomous. you give it instructions. >> what's the challenge? >> the hard part is putting all the redundancy all the reliability, all the systems you need to say, look this thing can't land on somebody's head while they're walking around in the neighborhood. >> it's not good. >> i don't want anyone thinking it's around the corner. >> years mean five ten --? >> i'm at onity mist. it can't be e
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 4:30am PST
science lesson. >> from a learning standpoint this is what gives you incredible detail and control and then uses your hand when it's appropriate or the keyboard when it's appropriate so you get that augmented experience. >> reporter: cooks will appreciate click n grow. these $80 smart planters take out the guesswork out of when to water fresh herbs. fill up the water, and in a couple of weeks you should see sprouts. there's also an optional grow light to help in the winter months when there's less natural light available. go to cnet.com and click on the holiday gift guide for more. sumi das, kpix 5. >> honda created an airbag for cell phones a special case that fits any smartphone so when it's dropped six built-in airbags inside the case are deployed before it hits the ground. how about that? it's just a concept and honda has no plans to sell it. >> i could have used that a few months ago. i drop mine all the time. >>> 4:56. the bullet train from san francisco to l.a. may be back on track. how some are trying to take the brakes off the bay area's high- speed rail project. >> nelson man
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
rover has uncovered signs of an ancient fresh water lake there. according to the journal "science", the water could have been drinkable, not too salty, not too acidic and it could have supported life but the lake most likely dried up three and a half billion years ago. from the planets to the stars. five of the brightest received kennedy center honors last night. singer billy joel, opera star martina arroyo, musician herbie hancock, actress shirley maclaine, and musician carlos santana. garth brooks and a group of vietnam vets brought the audience-- including the president-- to their feet singing joel's "good night saigon." ♪ we all go down together the kennedy center honors will air on cbs as always on december 29. nelson mandela said what he missed most in prison was the sound of the laughter of children. in a moment, the guard who gave mandela a priceless gift. g ] sorry. [ male announcer ] new robitussin dm max nighttime. fast, powerful cough relief that helps you sleep like a baby. robitussin nighttime. don't suffer the coughequences. but with less energy, moodiness, and a
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
and keyboard and use your fingers to play puppeteer or get a science lesson. >> from a learning standpoint this is what gives you incredible detail and control and then uses your hand when it's appropriate or the keyboard when it's appropriate so you get that augmented experience. >> reporter: cooks will appreciate click n grow. these $80 smart planters take out the guesswork out of when to water fresh herbs. fill up the water, and in a couple of weeks you should see sprouts. there's also an optional grow light to help in the winter months when there's less natural light available. go to cnet.com and click on the holiday gift guide for more. sumi das, kpix 5. >>> nelson mandela's impact here in the bay area and the role our local leaders played in the anti-apartheid movement. we'll hear from some of them coming up next. >> reporter: and frosty weather continues in san jose and the greater bay area. a second day of subfreezing temperatures we have a live report coming up. ,, yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. yes you did. yes you did. no i didn't. no i didn't. di
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
like science fiction. it's not. >> amazon testing delivery by drone. tonight we ask, practical or pie in the sky? ♪[ music ] >> and how a bay area program that's been silenced for years is revived due to a surprise discovery in a closet. oakland. flight attendants said they were concerned abt dog's breed. >>> an oakland woman and her service dog kicked off a flight in oakland. a flight attendant said they were concerned about the dog's breed. kpix 5's brian webb tells us the woman needs her dog to help prevent seizures. brian. >> reporter: ken, service dogs are part of the americans with disabilities act. about all you need to do to qualify your dog is get a note from your doctor. but just because you have the note doesn't mean you'll make the flight. to say sky they are inseparable. the dog gives her help with emotional issues and seizures after an attack. >> so hard to come back from that. >> reporter: she was going to family she hadn't seen in years with the dog. when she got to her seat she was told to get off the flight. >> she didn't like me and we were removed. >> reporter: s
CBS
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
. then science meets art in an event that would impress mother nature. meet the mysterious man who works in the clouds. and it's the toughest obstacle course on the planet, a muddy 24-hour test of the human spirit. ♪ music ♪ ♪ music ♪
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